Everything in Sync

If you’re like me, you probably have a need to share content with others on occasion. Email is not always an option, especially with very large files (and it’s not polite to oblige the recipient to download a lot of content they may not even want!). The obvious solution to this is to upload the data to a cloud storage system, and then just share a link to it.

I’ve used Dropbox, on and off, for years, but I’ve never been comfortable with its user interface; I’ve always found it overly complex and confusing. Although it’s sometimes hard to teach an old dog new tricks, I went looking for an alternative — and discovered Sync.

Sync makes it easy to store, share and access your files. Moreover, Sync protects your privacy with end-to-end encryption, ensuring that your data in the cloud is safe, secure and 100% private.

Sync’s desktop application is delightfully clean and uncluttered (I haven’t tried the mobile app as the reviews for that are pretty scathing). File synchronisation occurs in the background, leaving you free to deal with other tasks. Perhaps best of all, content uploaded to Sync is encrypted, protecting your files from prying eyes.

Sync’s free 5GB plan has all of the basic features needed to get started. It never expires, and no credit card is required. For those whose data needs are greater, Sync offers a variety of reasonably priced plans for individuals and teams.

6 GB Sync (referral link)

You can get a free account with an extra 1GB (ie 6GB total) space from this link — and if you do, I get an extra 1GB on my own account too, so please do give it a try!

About pendantry

Phlyarologist (part-time) and pendant. Campaigner for action against anthropogenic global warming (AGW) and injustice in all its forms. Humanist, atheist, notoftenpist. Wannabe poet, writer and astronaut.
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3 Responses to Everything in Sync

  1. I’m skeptical of all the “clouds.” It’s good that you found something you like, though.

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    • pendantry says:

      Until very recently, I too have avoided the ‘clouds’. Well, all except Esme’s Cloud, obviously. I’ve had a Dropbox account since, um, forever (it feels like) but I was never very happy with that. The main reason I’ve been suspicious of ‘the cloud’ is the thought of my data being on someone else’s server… all out there ‘somewhere’ (shiver) and who knows who having access to it.

      But then, while doing some tidying up on my PC, I rediscovered a bunch of audio files that I had thought were lost forever; recordings of some of The Goon Shows (I don’t know if you know of them?)[1]. And I knew that my brothers would be interested in getting copies of these (our late father subjected us to these shows when we were kids, y’know, over the actual radio, like — yes, it was in the years before t’Internet). And I thought of putting them (all 660Mb) onto my Dropbox so they could grab them, but then I thought, hey, maybe there’s a better way? And I did some digging, and Sync is what I found.

      Unlike Dropbox (where all your files are open for anyone with access to read), on Sync the files are encrypted, both in transit and ‘at rest’, so nobody can peek at them. Not even Sync, because their system is ‘zero-knowledge compliant’ — only I have the secret encryption keys.[2]

      [1] If you’re interested, these files are currently available at this link. Feel free to grab ’em! :)

      [2] Unless Sync is lying about that, of course. But I’ve seen too many rabbit holes lately — mainly the ones the trumpists have fallen into — and at some point you gotta start trusting again.

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      • The idea of having a single folder (with a million subfolders) sounds enticing to me, because like you, I save things on my computer and then perceive them as lost. But that would mean that I’d have to actually catalog what I already have. It would take too much time that I don’t have. Kudos to you for hankering down and doing this.

        No, I’ve never heard of the Goons.

        Trust… eh…

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